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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

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The NJ Department of Education supports the New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN). NJCAN is the state's free web-based career guidance system. It contains a variety of resources to support students' lifelong career exploration and planning. The system includes self-assessments, college and other postsecondary school information, a searchable directory of scholarships, including opportunities specifically for New Jersey students, an extensive career database and the latest national, state and local labor market data and projections. If your school would like to create a free account, please contact

The websites listed below are for informational purposes. The New Jersey Department of Education does not recommend or endorse any of the organizations or websites listed in the chart.

Name Website Address Type of Resource
ABE to College Transition An online resource for Adult Basic Education providers who wish to implement an effective college transition program in their community.  The project is aimed at GED graduates, Adult Diploma graduates, and adults who have been out of school for some time.
ACT Information on a widely accepted college entrance exam. ACT provides educational and career planning for students and teachers at every level.
A Girl's World  -
College Planning College search and careers open to and of interest to women.
American School Search American School Search is a comprehensive online resource designed specifically for prospective college students and their parents A college search engine for undergraduate school programs.
Association of American Medical Colleges Information on the MCAT and medical school admissions, careers in medicine, and medical schools.
Campus Program University and employment resources that guide students from high school to a dream job.
Careers and Tools to assist students in their college planning effort.
Career Cruising A comprehensive and interactive career guidance guide available on CD-ROM and the internet.  Career Cruising includes career profiles, multimedia interviews with real workers, career search tools, a web-based portfolio, and a comprehensive database of colleges and universities.
Career Key Free resources and assessments to help with career choice, college choice, and choosing academic or career training.  Contains a detailed interest inventory, results, and career information. A directory of Colleges and Universities in the USA, including online colleges.
College Board College Search The College Board's college search engine.
College Board Major and Career Profiles This site is designed to help high school students gain college and career awareness. 
College Navigator You can use the U.S. Department of Education's college search tool, College Navigator, to find colleges and career schools that may fit your needs.  You can search for schools by location, degrees offered, programs/majors, tuition and fees, setting, size, and much more.
College Net Admissions information on colleges, universities, and graduate schools. Over 1500 customized internet admissions applications.
College Planning Guide A comprehensive guide to how to get into higher education and choose a college.
College View A portal to start searching for a college that will prepare you for the future.
Fast Web Free scholarship search.
Federal Financial Aid Form College financial aid resource and forms.
Financial Aid Information Page An independent resource for comprehensive college financial aid.
Go College College and scholarship search.  Free SAT / ACT practice tests and links.
Kaplan Test preparation and college admissions help.
Law School Admissions Council A complete guide to Law School Admissions.
Making College Count Information on campus visits, choosing colleges, and scholarships.
Mapping Your Future A one stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and career planning.
Peterson's College search, test preparation, and financial aid resource.
Post High School Planning A student resource for Post High School planning for whatever the student may be considering for the Post High School years, including resources for everything a student may need to explore self, research educational opportunities, discover scholarships/financial aid, and develop a complete post-high school plan and portfolio.
Princeton Review College search and college information.
Sallie Mae College Answer – The Planning for College Destination A comprehensive planning for college website.
Stafford Loan Student loans for higher education.
Student Awards Center A free scholarship search service (includes bursaries, grants, and financial assistance).
Student Scholarship Search A free scholarship search service.
Super College For students, by students, on secrets, tips, and strategies to help get into and pay for college.